My Dog the Champion, a brand-new family film coming to DVD today February 4 from Anchor Bay Entertainment! My Dog the Champion, a story of friendship, love, teamwork, and challenges, is a must-have release for families nationwide. We received a copy for review and one Moms Own Words reader will win a copy of My Dog the Champion!
My Dog the Champion DVD Review
My first thought was that his movie has all the makings of a hit with my nine-year-old. It’s got a cute dog, teenagers and it’s family friendly. As we watched together, we thought the beginning of the movie was a little too slow and dramatic, but once Madison arrives at Grandpa’s it moved right along. Speaking of Grandpa, I really liked his character. He’s really “back-woods” and stubborn and doesn’t let Madison the whiny teenager get her way. Madison becomes less self-centered once she starts training the Grandfather’s dog. The grandfather thinks his dog Scout is useless because Scout has become lazy and depressed after the grandfather’s other working dog (and Scout’s buddy) dies.
It doesn’t hurt that Madison meets up with Eli (Cody Linley of Hannah Montana) who is just up the road training his dog for this local agility competition. (I would want to hang with Eli too, if I were Madison!) Eli ends up teaching her the value of teamwork and determination. Meanwhile, her hard-nosed grandfather, joins the 21st century when he, for example, learns how to play Solitaire on Madison’s iPad.
***Interesting Factoid***The film is executive produced by Arthur E. Benjamin, the founder of the American Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that works to rescue and promote the health and well-being of dogs and other animals all across the world. In addition, Scout, the movie’s starring dog, is herself a rescue!
The movie is quite cute, touching upon the true meaning of family, relationships, and the bravery of outcasts. Dog lovers will appreciate the focus on dogs and training for competition.
About My Dog the Champion
From the city to the country, families from coast-to-coast will experience an uplifting coming-of-age adventure when Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes My Dog the Champion on DVD. The inspiring story of an unlikely friendship between a born-and-bred teenage city girl and a cattle dog, the new feature film starring Dora Madison Burge (“Dexter,” “Friday Night Lights,” Cowgirls ‘n Angels), Lance Henriksen (Aliens, The Terminator, Aliens vs. Predator) and Cody Linley (“Hannah Montana,” Cheaper by the Dozen) makes its national retail debut on February 4, 2014.
A moving and meaningful story for the whole family, My Dog the Champion (SRP $24.98) begins when Madison (Burge), a spoiled city teen, learns that her mother is being deployed to Afghanistan. She is suddenly forced to uproot to the country and live on her grandfather Billy’s (Henriksen) cattle ranch – in the middle of nowhere. Facing the hardships of farm life and her feelings of loneliness, she befriends Scout, the farm’s old and “useless” cattle dog. The new companions quickly form a special bond. And when the family farm becomes threatened, Madison, with some help from Eli (Linley), a teenage dog trainer, trains Scout to be an agility champion and together they compete with the hope of saving their home. Side by side, the determined duo proves the heart of a champion never dies.
My Dog the Champion
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Retail Price: $24.98
Genre: Action/Adventure, Family
Run Time: 87 Mins
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company. Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming, including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.
This movie is released today, 2/4, the retail price is $24.98.
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